Kanye West is a controversial figure, though he’s gone beyond the usual The star rapper made anti-Semitic statements and comments about Black Lives Matter and white men. This is definitely a unique situation, as he’s facing real consequences in his career.
Adidas ended its partnership with Ye, which made him lose his billionaire status. The star even approached Skechers HQ completely uninvited, but they won’t take a meeting with him. Now STEM joins the growing list of brands and companies no longer working with the rapper.
STEM Player announced that they’re removing Kanye West’s music through their Instagram Page. They also revealed that West apparently approached them to buy their technology for $10 million, which they also declined.
STEM was created and is owned by KANO, the education computer company. We’ve removed Kanye’s music from our platform, and turned down his $10 million off to buy our technology. Instead your money will go to a company that is focused on giving power to artists and the artist in everyone. Power based in truth and unity – not lies and hate. A portion of profits on the new STEM devices will go to the ADL and NAACP.
Ye released Donda 2 on a STEM player, which was a move that polarized his fans. While his fans weren’t liking this move, West still brought a lot of publicity and millions in revenue to STEM.
Kanye West is no longer in partnership with many noticeable brands and companies. The long list includes Vogue, Balenciaga, and The Gap. Many players have also dropped out of his DONDA sports. It’s unclear what the rapper will do next, though it’s obvious his choices are running slim day by day.
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